Family Council

What is a Family Council?

A Family Council is an organized‚ self-led‚ self-determining‚ democratic group composed of family and friends of the residents of Long-Term Care Homes.

The main purpose of a Family Council is to improve the quality of life of Long-Term Care residents and to give families and friends a forum for sharing their experiences‚ learning and exchanging information.

A Family Council works with residents’ family members or friends and the Long-Term Care Home to identify and resolve issues that affect residents’ quality of life.

Who are the Family Council at Bethany Lodge?

Each and every family member or friend of a resident at Bethany is a member of the Family Council.

The council is headed by a volunteer committee, the chairman is Derek Hilson.


How do I contact the Family Council?

We need your ideas and suggestions for improving the quality of life of residents. Bethany have regular Family Council meetings where family members‚ residents and staff can get together and share information and ideas – watch out for your invitation. In the meantime if you want to contact the Family Council committee, talk to one of the committee members, send an e-mail to or use the Family Council suggestion box located at the main reception desk. We look forward to working with residents and family members and meeting the challenges that face us all.

 Family Maintenance Request

Environmental Services Manger – Albert Hurley

Email  or Phone (905) 477-3838 Ext.242